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Carnival Goa Reviews
Carnival – Goa, India Feb 16, 2010
Carnival is a much awaited event for Goans. This festival is held mid February or before lent. This is a festival of colour, song, dance, and music providing a healthy entertainment for the young and the old. The carnival was introduced to Goa by the Portuguese and is now exclusive to Goa.
This festival was primarily celebrated by the catholic but now has also attracted the Hindus or non Catholics. Early years Carnival was enjoyed only by the local population, but now has crossed the state and attracts thousands of visitors from all over the country and abroad.
According to the old folks in Goa, there are different definitions to this festival. Some say the word ‘carnival’ means “Good bye meat” or “good bye to the pleasures of meat” focusing on the enjoyment of meat during the festivities and the abstinence during Lent.
The carnival in Goa still retains some of the original traditions. A King of is elected, called King "Momo" who presides over the festivities.
The pictures will give you a better idea…
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